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Medical Research

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  • Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

    Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it. These patients also complain of hyperalgesia, or increased...
  • How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

    How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia
    A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine. Unfortunately, the treatment is expensive. It currently costs between $7,000 and $9,000 a month. And, it only treats hair loss caused...
  • Daughters carrying heavy burden as caregivers for aging parents

    Daughters carrying heavy burden as caregivers for aging parents
    Daughters spend more than double the hours caring for elderly parents that sons do, according to a study being presented today at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting. Daughters provide an average of 12.3 hours of elderly parent care...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200
    Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the...
  • Amicus's lead drug nears approval as late-stage trial succeeds

    (Reuters) - Amicus Therapeutics Inc moved a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial results paved the way for its lead drug to become the first oral treatment for patients with a disorder that causes an abnormal build-up of fat....
  • Doctors may be missing chances to talk to teens about smoking

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, according to a new study. "Given that tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., it is surprising...
  • Sanford-Burnham taps new CEO from pharma industry

    Sanford-Burnham taps new CEO from pharma industry
    With the selection of Perry Nisen as its new chief executive officer today, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is signaling a commitment to its new long-term strategic vision of open collaboration for the development of breakthrough clinical...
  • Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking

    Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking
    A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely to succeed, according to results of a clinical trial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn....
  • For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problems

    For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problems
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - (In this August 20th story, corrects Knowler's location in paragraph 3 and corrects de Zeeuw's affiliation in paragraph 13) Healthy eating, staying active and losing weight are already recommended for people with type 2...
  • California may have paid millions for fraudulent drug treatment -audit

    (Reuters) - A California program that covers addiction treatments for the poor may have paid $93.7 million in fraudulent claims, a state audit showed. The report released Tuesday by the California State Auditor showed that the state's Drug Medi-Cal...
  • Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus

    Experimental drug shows promise against Ebola's cousin, Marburg virus
    An experimental drug designed to halt replication of the deadly Marburg virus -- a relative of Ebola -- has proved effective in monkeys, even after they had been infected for three days, research shows.  In a paper published Wednesday in the journal...